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    Re: Queenless hive for extended period

    I would try to introduce a queen. Yes, their is a chance that it will not work, but odds are in your favor.
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    Re: When to stop feeding

    Many possible answers. I can tell you what I would do. I would look if they are brining in pollen. If the answer is yes, and you see lots of it, than stop feeding. Let the bees do what they do best,...
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    Re: Swarm Trap, partial success, need advice

    About 2/3 did move in. Box is big enough. Do I just push the issues and force them into the box?
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    Swarm Trap, partial success, need advice

    I caught my first swarm 2 days ago thursday. That was pretty cool. My question is this. Look at the attached img. maybe 1/2 of the bees never went into the box. What is going on? Is that where the...
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    Re: Bee with Red thorax???

    I only saw one. My wife said she spotted a couple.
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    Bee with Red thorax???

    Have you guys seen this before? Should I be worried or is this just a genetic anomaly?
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    Re: Un-succefull split. Need help with next steps

    here is a quick follow up. What do you guys think. Is this moving into in a good direction?
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    Re: Un-succefull split. Need help with next steps

    Your giving me hope. No cell had more than 4 eggs and they all were mixed with many correctly layed eggs. Also they where not on top pollen or larva.
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    Re: Un-succefull split. Need help with next steps

    Did think it matters, but to your question on were the multiple eggs were. It did look like most of the multi eggs were actually on the side of the frame and as you got more towards the middle, it...
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    Re: Un-succefull split. Need help with next steps

    Just to answer some questions. I'm in north Californina. We really did not have any winter this year. Tempeture were well above 40 during the night and up to 70 during the day for the last 4 weeks....
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    Un-succefull split. Need help with next steps

    4 weeks ago I tryied to do a split. I thought I added a frame with a queen cell. Two regular brod heavy frames and two frames of honey. This was added to a medium 10 frame box.

    Today I checked. I...
  12. To early for even split? And never done it before :)

    Spring has started in North Cal, Bay Area and I'm thinking to split my two hives.
    I use all mediums and each hive has two mediums of brood. Both hives also have drones and I know of 3 feral hives ...
  13. Reversing hive bodies when you use all medium

    I have read that reversing hive bodies in spring can be beneficial. I use all mediums, so my hive consist of 3 mediums, which is close to two deeps in space.
    How would I go about this? Do I switch...
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    Re: What to do after a hive combine?

    I was thinking the same. ;)
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    What to do after a hive combine?

    About 2 weeks ago I discovered that one of my strong hives lost their queen. I did not know what to do, so I did a newspaper combine. I use all mediums and now my hive is 6 mediums high. Top 2 are...
  16. Canola Oil spray versus Verroa mites. Does it really work? Watch video.

    I just saw that. Would love some feedback from some of you more sessioned bee master. http://youtu.be/zjjSSRr_gDk
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    Re: How was your Norther CA surplus this year?

    Odfrank - This years start and Foundationless. However last year I did the same and I had a boat load of honey.
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    Re: How was your Norther CA surplus this year?

    I'm in Menlo Park and I had very little surplus. Only one of my 4 hives, in this urban environment, managed to build out the 4th medium :(.
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    Newbie first mite check - sugar method

    So I tried to do a mite check. I used a mason jar, but was only able to get it a third full. How do you people get the bees into the jar. Added 1 teaspoon of powder sugar and start shaking it.
    I...
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    Space management after harvest.

    I use all mediums and the hive is managed foundationless. My hives are in North Cal, in a suburban setting.

    Today I removed the 4th medium for honey harvest. It had 4 drawn and capped frames, but...
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    Re: Might not get honey !!

    In Menlo Park, same thing here, honey harvest not looking great.
  22. Honey harvest - slow or no build up of honey

    I use all mediums and foundationless for my beekeeping.

    All my hives have build the first 3 mediums solid, but only partly filed the 4th medium. I'm in NorCal and since it is getting late in the...
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    Poll: Re: Adding the 4th medium to early?

    Intersting. Votes are split. So many do believe to only add a box when they are out of room. Great insight. BTW I'm a 3rd year beekeeper.
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    Poll: Adding the 4th medium to early?

    My setup:
    All mediums
    Foundationless
    Bay Area, California

    The 3rd medium has 6-7 build out frames and the hive looks strong and healthy.
    Over the next week high temetures are forecast, I was...
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    Re: Lotions/facial moisturizers

    I would be interested in this topics as well. So I'm bringing it back up the top.
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